Author Nita Gould is a descendant of the Barhams of Boone County and cousin of Elle Barham who was murdered in 1912. Her tenacious pursuit to create an authoritative account of the community, the crime, and the subsequent legal battle that spanned nearly fifteen years. Gould weaves local history and short biographies into her narrative and also draws on the official case files, hundreds of newspaper accounts, and personal Barham family documents.
This book will intrigue any true crime reader as it explores the brutal murder and mystery that sent shockwaves through the Ozarks.
380 pages, 30 black-and-white images